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Clarkie

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05-10-2016 03:10 AM

Hello fellow lumber lovers. Anyone here have the DeWalt 735? How is it’s performance and how well does it do it’s job without the infeed or out feed tables?


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 03:15 AM

Nice them them. Don’t know without. Very happy.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Clarkie

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 03:25 AM

Hello Fridge, thanks for responding, how bout the knives do they seem to hold up good as well?

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 03:44 AM

I’ve only had this and another 10”. I also run a lot of dirty wood through it so it’s really hard to judge. I wouldn’t say they’ve been a disappointment.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Gerald Thompson

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 05:20 AM

The original knives that came with mine were substandard. The became dull fast and I was using clean lumber.
I got a set from, I think, Infinity and they are holding up well.

-- Jerry

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Clarkie

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 05:39 AM

Hello Jerry, thanks for your input, I never knew about Infinity tools. Did you replace with the HSS or the Carbide knives? Also, do you know if the HSS are able to be re-sharpened?

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 10:08 AM

Most people are very happy with it. The only negative is that it is loud. I would get the tables.

Please take the time to read the reviews on LJ. There are at least 14 reviews please read them . In addition, there are many threads about it.

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Gerald Thompson

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 10:34 AM

I have HSS knives and they are not the sort that are to be re-sharpened.

-- Jerry

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Clarkie

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 10:40 AM

Hello Redoak, thanks for the reminder to look under reviews in here it was a great help.

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Boberto

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 11:48 AM

I have been very happy with mine. It is loud tho.

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Clarkie

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 12:07 PM

Hello Bob, yes, they say that is because the escapement for the chips is so efficient. Have fun, make some dust.

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#11 posted 05-10-2016 12:15 PM

I have one, Yes it’s loud, as are any of them. The big blower on it adds to the noise – I just wear earmuffs when using it. Get the tables with it, or plan on building a table with in/out feed tables. Knife edge life is very dependent on how clean the lumber is and depth of cut. Edge life is extended if you only use ~50-60% of recommended depth. A jig similar to the Deulen can be used to hone the knife edges, but large nicks will take out an edge. If you want a planer that really hogs off material, step up to a commercial model.

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Jim Finn

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#12 posted 05-10-2016 12:37 PM

I have had mine for five years now. It suits my needs well. I plane well over 800 board feet a year with this planer. I re-saw and plane a lot of cedar and some hardwoods also, like maple and walnut. It is loud and has very strong chip ejection. I have mine connected to my dust collector. I have changed or turned the two sided blades a few times and it is quick and easy to do. Definitely get the in-feed and out-feed tables and adjust them to eliminate snipe. The only issue I have had with this planer is that sometimes a knot comes loose from the cedar and as it goes through the chip extractor part of the planer it sometimes destroys this ejector fan housing. It is made of plastic. I have replaced it and does take an hour to do. I have replaced this part about five times now. Replacement parts are readily available. This problem is only present when planning soft cedar with knots.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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RandyinFlorida

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#13 posted 05-10-2016 01:32 PM

Buy it you won’t regret it. Do buy the one with the infeed & outfeed tables included.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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lew

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#14 posted 05-10-2016 05:03 PM

Been using mine for several years. You will need some sort of chip collector.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mrg

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#15 posted 05-10-2016 07:32 PM

I’ve had mine for a few years and love it. I’m still on my original blades. The blades are two sided if you didn’t know that. I hook mine to the dust collector, make sure you secure the hose well otherwise you will have a mess on your hands. The chips fly every where.

-- mrg

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